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PRESENCE

Led Zeppelin

 

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Yes the album cover is bad, but the music inside is much better. I like this much more then the keyboard driven "In Through The Out Door". This album has some real highs on it but unfortunately it has it's share of lows.

"Achilies Last Stand" simply rocks ! The guitar is great to open and Plant's vocals are higher pitched than normal (almost Geddy like). The solo from Page 4 minutes in is truly glorious as it goes on and on. Bonham's machine gun like drumming comes and goes. "For Your Life" has a lot of bottom end to it during the instrumental sections. More great guitar from Page 4 minutes in. "Royal Orleans" is an ok song where Page plays the same melody on and off throughout the song.

"Nobody's Fault But Mine" is a great heavy tune where the vocals, drums and guitar work all shine brightly. The harmonica is awesome bringing to mind "When The Levee Breaks". Nice scorching guitar solo 5 minutes in. "Candy Store Rock" was the only single released from this album. "Hots On For Nowhere" is an ok, catchy song with a cool vocal melody. "Tea For One" features some nice guitar work in this slow, bluesy number.

For "Achilies Last Stand" and "Nobody's Fault But Mine" this comes recommended. These two songs would be right at home on some of their earlier albums.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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